Nominees for the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge 2020 announced
Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge has announced the 25 start-ups that have made it through the first stage of the international competition supporting green entrepreneurs. The start-ups have been selected by a panel of experts from 650 applications to be considered for the grand prize of 500,000 euros to develop their sustainable business. Early September, the five finalists will be announced.

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She will be the new CEO of the social enterprise Novamedia from March. And in that capacity she will be chair of the Board of the Dutch Holding National Charity Lotteries, to which the Dutch Postcode Lottery, the BankGiro Lottery and the FriendsLottery belong. Started as the head of the Charities Department, she has operated in various positions in the Lottery for almost twenty years. For the last seven years, she has been a member of the Executive Board, of which she now holds the gavel.

Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge 2020 gets underway

Green start-ups from the Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Norway and Sweden, the countries with a Postcode Lottery, can once again secure a place in the final of the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge. This international sustainability competition has grown to become one of the largest of its kind in the world. There is a total of €1 million in combined prize money for the five best start-ups, of which €500,000 plus coaching, is awarded to the winner. With this international competition, the Postcode Lotteries help start-ups market their innovations for a more sustainable world. Entries can be registered until 1 April 2020 12:00 CEST (noon) at

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  1. Change of leadership Novamedia Sverige AB
  2. Swedish start-up wins half a million euros for innovative algae-based material
  3. Five start-ups from Great Britain, the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden compete for grand prize of 500,000 euros
  4. 25 start-ups have a chance of winning half a million euros in green business competition
  5. Postcode Lotteries named 7th largest maritime philanthropic funder
  6. €1 million for start-ups that contribute towards a more sustainable planet
  7. Queen Máxima opens the Charity Lotteries’ new sustainably renovated office
  8. The Postcode Lottery starts in Norway
  9. Dutch start-up wins half a million euros for air bubble curtain to combat plastic soup
  10. Sustainability Ribbon for Boudewijn Poelmann
  11. Start-ups from the UK, Estonia, the Netherlands and the United States compete for grand prize of €500,000
  12. Bill Clinton visits the most sustainably renovated building in the Netherlands
  13. 25 Green start-ups in the running to win €500,000 in green business competition
  14. Dorine Manson appointed managing director of the Dutch Charity Lotteries
  15. A new all-time high: 844 green start-ups in the running for €500,000
  16. The world’s greenest ideas and €1 million in prize money
  17. Leonardo DiCaprio calls for a joint approach to preserving the planet
  18. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries is once again the third biggest private donor in the world (2017)
  19. Postcode Lottery receives licence in Norway
  20. Rwandan start-up EarthEnable wins €500,000 in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017
  21. Five start-ups compete head to head for investment of half a million euros in cash
  22. 25 start-ups still in the running for the grand prize of €500.000
  23. A record number of 515 green entrepreneurs in the running for 500,000 euros
  24. Green start-ups can sign up for the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017
  25. Charity lotteries listed as a Dutch tradition in the National Intangible Cultural Heritage Inventory (UNESCO)
  26. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries is once again the third biggest private donor in the world
  27. Dutch start-up PHYSEE wins €500,000 in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge
  28. The Deutsche Postcode Lotterie launches throughout Germany
  29. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries world’s 3rd largest private charity donor
  30. Change of leadership Novamedia Sverige AB
  31. Five sustainable start-ups compete for €500,000 prize
  32. Annemiek is People’s Postcode Lottery’s First Woman
  33. Swedish Postcode Lottery raises more than 120 million EUR for good causes
  34. Charities to receive €302 million from Postcode Lottery
  35. Chelsea Clinton joins People's Postcode Lottery to celebrate over £10,000,000 for good causes at Charity Gala
  36. Swedish Postcode Lottery’s record donations: SEK 945 million
  37. Postcode Lottery raises record €284 million for charity
  38. More and more Dutch choose which charities to play for
  39. Lottery players' support gains importance for cultural institutions
  40. Winning is a 'dream come true' for Scottish charities